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On OS X, Cmd+<arrow keys> should not change indentation

AB

Cmd+<right or left arrow> are common shortcuts to jump to the beginning or the end of the line, respectively.

In my opinion, Todoist should not change the meaning of these commonly used keys.

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David Trey  staff
Replied on Jul 26, 2013 - 18:04 UTC

Hello Alex,

Thank you for your feedback. Since tasks have very short names and for more longer text you can always use task notes, you can jump to the beginning or end of the line with the Home and End keys. The current shortcuts for indenting tasks are very useful, but we would like to know what other intuitive and accessible shortcuts for indenting would you prefer.


Best regards,
David

AB
Alex Bepple  premium
Replied on Jul 28, 2013 - 10:24 UTC

There are no Home and End keys on MacBook Pro keyboards. Cmd+Left and Cmd+Right are used for just that.

I consider it irrelevant whether the task names are short or not. My quibble is that I would strongly prefer not to treat Todoist as an exception to the rule, that common shortcuts should continue to work.

Besides, Todoist is inconsistent in that regard. In the search results view, I can use Cmd+Left and Cmd+Right just fine.

How about Ctrl+Left and Ctrl+Right?

David Trey  staff
Replied on Jul 28, 2013 - 11:29 UTC

Alex,

The shortcut to indent tasks is actually Ctrl+Arrows. So on your MacBook both Ctrl+Arrows and Cmd+Arrows is indenting a task?


Best regards,
David

AB
Alex Bepple  premium
Replied on Jul 28, 2013 - 11:36 UTC

Exactly!

In case this is any help, I have heard good things about Mousetrap, https://github.com/ccampbell/mousetrap, for handling key events in JS.

YK
Yee Kao  premium
Replied on Jul 29, 2013 - 03:28 UTC

David,

Usually a shortcut that involves Ctrl in other OS gets translated into Cmd in OSX.

Right now on MacBook Pro, only Cmd+Arrow is indenting a task.
Ctrl+Arrow is still performing its usual system-defined function. (switching between desktop spaces in my case)

Maybe you guys would consider using drag left(right) for indenting, like what Todo.ly is doing.

Yee

YK
Yee Kao  premium
Replied on Jul 29, 2013 - 03:40 UTC

Just to clarify, both Ctrl+Arrow and Cmd+Arrow indent tasks, unless a system shortcut overrides it. In my case, I have Ctrl+Arrow defined as switching between spaces. Other people could have Cmd+Arrow defined as something else. Hope this helps.

David Trey  staff
Replied on Jul 29, 2013 - 22:35 UTC

Yee,

Thank you for clarification, we'll consider it in future updates.


Best regards,
David